Illinois' Delgado Collects Weekly Big Ten Wrestling Award

Illinois' Jesse Delgado has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.

Illinois' Jesse Delgado has been named Big Ten Wrestler of the Week.

Feb. 14, 2012

Wrestler of the Week
Jesse Delgado, Illinois
125 - Fr. - Salinas, Calif. - Gilroy 

  • Won two bouts over top 10 opponents to lead No. 7 Illinois to the Cornell Regional title at the NWCA Cliff Keen National Duals
  • Pinned Oklahoma's ninth-ranked Jarrod Patterson in 5:57 to give the Illini the early 6-0 lead in the team's 21-18 win over the No. 12 Sooners in the regional semifinals
  • Topped Cornell's fifth-ranked Frank Perrelli in an 8-3 decision to lead Illinois to a 19-16 victory over the No. 3 Big Red in the regional finals
  • Ranked sixth in the nation at 125 pounds
  • Earns his first Big Ten weekly award
  • Last Illinois Wrestler of the Week: Eric Terrazas (Jan. 10, 2012)

2011-12 Big Ten Wrestlers of the Week
Nov. 8: Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU
Nov. 15: B.J. Futrell, Jr., ILL
Nov. 22: Kevin Steinhaus, So., MINN
Nov. 29: Matt Fields, Sr., PUR
Dec. 6: Tony Ramos, So., IOWA; Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU
Dec. 13: Robert Kokesh, Fr., NEB
Dec. 20: Bryan Pearsall, Jr., PSU
Jan. 3: David Taylor, So., PSU
Jan. 10: Eric Terrazas, Sr., ILL; Tony Ramos, So., IOWA
Jan. 17: Logan Stieber, Fr., OSU; Ed Ruth, So., PSU
Jan. 24: Hunter Stieber, Fr., OSU
Jan. 31: Matt McDonough, Jr., IOWA
Feb. 7: Frank Molinaro, Sr., PSU
Feb. 14: Jesse Delgado, Fr., ILL